Published July 28th, 2016 under Misc
Those who have known me for a while, will remember my original “Gimp Cam” from before helmet cams became cool. I am the hipster of helmet cams 🙂 Back in the day, I had a very cheap low quality BenQ video camera which I strapped to my hockey helmet. This really didn’t work all that well, but it gave a first person perspective on ice hockey before that sort of thing was common place.
Now I have cap cam 🙂 I just sticky taped my Mobius C2 camera to my running cap for this, so it’s nothing fancy. The problem I’ve always had with time lapses whilst running or walking, was that the darned camera bobs up and down too much, so I wanted to test out how well the Microsoft Hyperlapse software works for smoothening it out. The answer to my question was … it’s okay. My good friend Mo pointed out that CMOS sensors are likely to cause problems with hyperlapses, and I think that is the case here as you can see quite a bit of jerkiness in the final clip and it’s not as smooth as I would have liked.
The original test I did was when I was running, but that did not work so well due to all the bouncing.
My next step will be to try this out whilst walking. I’ll take it on a short hiking trip and see how well it works then. Hopefully with less bouncing (due to not running), it will come out a lot better, but we’ll see 🙂 In the mean time, enjoy the clip of my running route 🙂